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Gleeds seeks legal advice over pension liability ruling

24 Apr 14

Consultant considers suing former pension adviser after judge suggests liability could increase by £45m

Tube train

NG Bailey puts agency workers on books after talks with union

24 Apr 14

Contractor agrees to transfer 50 agency workers on the upgrade of Tottenham Court Road underground station

Construction site

Workloads growing at fastest rate for 20 years, says RICS

24 Apr 14

Workload growth fastest since mid-nineties, according to the industry survey

GCF

Miller Group confirms strategic business review

24 Apr 14

Scottish firm says it is “reviewing a number of strategic options”

BIM

70% of BIM users say it gives them the edge

24 Apr 14

NBS survey reveals almost three quarters of industry professionals think BIM gives them a competitive advantage

Data

Market forecast 1 graph 250414

Market forecast: Rebound on track

23 Apr 14

Although Q1 2014 saw output and price levels taper off, the overall direction of the industry remains encouraging, especially considering its supply and skills constraints

More data

Projects

London sunset

How to be cool: Tackling overheating in UK homes

22 Apr 14

Overheating in homes is set to become an increasingly urgent issue, especially in the capital, as global temperatures rise. With energy legislation demanding that buildings become ever more airtight, what is the best way for designers to respond?

Project news

Brixton town centre regeneration - Muse / Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall inks £135m Brixton regeneration deal

16 Apr 14

Morgan Sindall’s regeneration arm has struck a deal with Lambeth council to develop a £135m scheme across three sites in Brixton, south London.

Red Road tower block

Commonwealth Games bosses ditch flat demolition plan

14 Apr 14

Plan to demolish Glasgow’s Red Road flats live during Games opening ceremony has been dropped after the idea sparked outrage

quintain wembley

Quintain inks deal for 475 Wembley homes

14 Apr 14

Quintain secures Swiss real estate backer for next phase of Wembley Park scheme

Coronation Street

Mace overcomes setbacks to deliver new Corrie studio

11 Apr 14

Contractor overcomes problems to deliver ‘Britain’s most famous street’

Lord's warner stand replacement

Mayor approves Bam’s Lord's stand project

11 Apr 14

Cricket ground’s £21m stand is the first stage of a £200m redevelopment of the facility

Watford Health Campus

Kier’s £260m Watford health scheme in for planning

10 Apr 14

Redevelopment to include housing, retail and business space as well as hospital space

Analysis

Workers of the World unite

Workers of the World unite

17 Apr 14

Bosses of employee-owned companies claim greater engagement and increased profitability. So why isn’t everyone doing it?

BIMfographic index

BIMfographic: Industry survey

17 Apr 14

Consultant NBS interviewed more than 1,000 construction professionals in its annual BIM survey. The results show the continuing gap between awareness of BIM and genuine proficiency with it

Housing Estates

Debate of the week: Should we have space standards for new homes?

28 Mar 14

Three industry views on the government’s proposal of a set of national space standards

Products

Door suite

What to specify: Doors & windows

22 Apr 14

You can see clearly now with the latest doors and windows products. Innovations include automatic door operators, top swing reversible windows and electronic roof windows

Sketch of the week

Milton Keynes gallery

Sketch of the week: Milton Keynes gallery

17 Apr 14

Smith and Wallwork provides this week’s doodle – a concept sketch for Milton Keynes gallery

From the archive

Archive 1974

This week in … 1974

17 Apr 14

As Building publishes it’s special BIM issue we look at some cutting edge computer tech in the build environment from 40 years ago

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